We have an exciting announcement to make! New Deal of the Mind has officially become The Creative Society.
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society, with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners old and new for joining us in our work and helping us build The Creative Society. Everything we’ve achieved has been in tandem with you.
We are still inspired by the pioneering arts work programmes of FDR’s 1930s New Deal, and we look forward to continuing our core mission to help young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries as The Creative Society.
We’d love to know what you think of our evolution. Our social media links will be changing to @CreativeSoc and facebook.com/creativesoc. Come and say hello to us there.
Chief Executive of The Creative Society (formerly New Deal of the Mind), Martin Bright, has blogged at The Spectator with his reaction to recently released analysis of the Work Programme, and recommendations on how it could be improved.
New Deal of the Mind is launching an exciting new project with Haringey Council. We’re working with the Haringey Jobs Fund to subsidise the creation of 50 new jobs in the arts – by up to 50%. Through funding from Haringey Council, New Deal of the Mind is offering £3,000 to employers in the arts to subsidise the wage costs of an 6 month entry-level job created within their organisation. Each job will be open only to residents of Haringey who are currently unemployed.
We’re now seeking employers to partner with us to create a job, benefit from the subsidy of wage costs, and help to address high unemployment in the borough of Haringey.
To qualify for the subsidy the jobs created must contract an employee for at least 6 months, at a minimum of 25 hours per week. New Deal of the Mind is seeking to subsidise all kinds of entry-level creative jobs that you as employers need to grow, so from Junior Graphic Designers and Assistant Producers to Trainee Set Designers and Digital Communications Assistants, all requested job descriptions will be considered.
Please click HERE to download a leaflet outlining the opportunity.
Arts organisations, we’d love to hear from you about this. Do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For all upcoming opportunities, interesting information and a chance to engage with fellow NDotM followers and supporters visit us on Facebook.
Company: Royal Opera House
Location: Covent Garden London
Rate: £25 000 per annum
Contract: Full time
Closing date: 9th January 2012
Unemployment statistics, published last week, revealed that an astounding 1.02 million 16-24 year olds are currently jobless in the UK. The highest level of unemployment since records began in 1992, this statistic underlines the necessity of actively tackling this problem. With this in mind, there is a compelling but difficult question facing us: How can we resolve this issue? My answer is more Apprenticeships.
A recent survey, by RecruitmentGenius.com, suggested that the government is currently failing on the issue of youth employment, with 58% of respondents declaring that they feel the government could do more.